Originally posted by Ptur:
Thanks Superdee and Choochella for your input. I think we may use them for our next cruise especially the 55+ rates they offer on some cruises. we will be looking for cruises out of LA or San Diego in 2008. you guys are so fortunate having these cruises virtually on your own doorstep so to speak. We have in all about 18hours of travel before we hit LA so at this time we will be considering the western side of the US and Mexico. We may try cruises out of Florida later.
Just a side note, the 55+ rates you get with Vacations to Go, any agent can get for you. A good agent would automatically look for those rates for you while searching a cruise. In fact while speaking to an agent they should automatically ask you what state you live in for residential rates, your age for sr. rates and also if you are military. If this is your first cruise I would suggest that you use an agent that you can feel comfortable calling anytime. A lot of Cruise Specialist Home based agents will take calls up till 10:00 pm or later, a lot of the internet companies outsource their calls to call centers to so called agents who have never been on a cruise before. So seriously who would you rather help you with your cruise, an agent who is knowledgeable in cruising who has been on cruises and continues their education, or a call center where the agent might not have ever stepped foot on a ship??
I have talked to quite a few agents at the various cruiselines, and was really amazed when I found out that some have never ever cruised, but they are out there making recommendations as to which ship to go on etc...
Just my $.02 worth.